Jul 24

Don't look now... there is a turtle flashing us...Click for full image

Ian Comments: No bull, this is a great cover. The Turtles are probably teenagers and have ninja skills.
Published 1991

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.34 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “The Singers of Time”

  1. David Cowie Says:

    Ten foot two, eyes of blue …
    The back cover features more turtle men, a yellow bus, and, in the distance, what seems to been an orbital elevator.
    It’s far enough into the future that we have orbital elevators and alien invasions, but bus designs have not moved on since about 1975
    It’s the world of the turtle men, and a technological version of convergent evolution means that they have independently arrived at the same bus designs as we have.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    “I’ll bet you’re sorry you ever mentioned Bring Your Daughter to Work Day now, aren’t you?”

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    A rather delightful little review that establishes the cover has some passing similarity to the contents. Doesn’t make the art even a bit less horrid.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    Lady Gag’s new bull-themed codpiece certainly raised eyebrows.

  5. Yoss Says:

    Nice review link, Dead Stuff. I enjoyed the review of SimEarth that followed too! I remember making some sad-faced planets in my day.

  6. Joachim Says:

    I’m not going to lie — I like the weird turtle owls on the back cover!

  7. DaveM Says:

    Am I the only one who looked at the bus on the back cover and exclaimed “The 200!”?

    Sigh, I am aren’t I?

  8. fred Says:

    Gamera! Gamera!
    Gamera is really neat.
    Gamera is filled with meat.
    We’ve been eating Gamera!

  9. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    All hail the great flying turtle! Give me all your eggs…

  10. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Bat-Tortoise, Defender of the Night!

  11. Tom Noir Says:

    So which one of these, uh, folks is going to be doing the singing?

  12. Rachel J Says:

    @Tom Noir. All of them, surely. It’s “Singers of Time”, not “Singer of Time”.

  13. Hep C Says:

    Well, the conductor in the back is doing his best, but it looks those two are not really willing to sing. Quite understandable actually, since the bull appears to have some serious case of cataract or glaucoma.

  14. Annexian Says:

    I actually read this. And the cover is believe it or not spot on…

    It’s essentially a sci-fi adventure updated to Stephen Hawking’s physics.

  15. Phil Says:

    Ol’ blue eyes is back.

  16. Tat Wood Says:

    Jon Pertwee persuaded the Sea Devils to give up their string vests and adopt his habit of posing as Jesus in a big cloak.

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